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'It’s Time for Big Pharma to Pay for What They’ve Done,' New York Mayor Says in Lawsuit Over Opioid Crisis

“It’s time for Big Pharma to pay for what they’ve done. It’s time that they are held accountable," the mayor said.

Op-Ed Contributors: Opioid Hysteria Comes to Massachusetts Courts

4 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

A new policy based on a delusion will worsen what is already a dire public health crisis.

Children Being Caught Up in Opioid Crisis

In 2016, Florida experienced a 35-percent rise in the number of deaths due to opioid abuse. This has led to legislators looking over the options to combat this rising tide of drug addiction which affects those who are hooked on opioids and their children as well. Opioids have powerful addictive qualities and many who have [...]

The Unconscionable Claim that Medicaid Fueled the Opioid Crisis

Republicans are twisting data in order to undermine the program that many states are relying on to save lives.

Trump's effort to tackle opioid crisis is a sham: Patrick Kennedy

11 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy blasted Congress and the White House and called on lawmakers to address the situation before it gets worse.

NYC Sues Big Pharma For $500M Over Opioids Crisis

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

NBC News reports: New York City filed a $500 million lawsuit Tuesday against prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors, seeking to hold them accountable for their alleged part in the city’s drug epidemic. The lawsuit aims to recover expenses the city will incur in combating the crisis. Show More Summary

After months of inaction, Trump admin extends its opioid deadline

It's hard to imagine how Donald Trump and his team could've handled the response to the opioid crisis much worse.

Scientists Just Solved a Major Piece of the Opioid Puzzle | WIRED

When it comes to tackling the opioid crisis, public health workers start with the drugs: fentanyl, morphine, heroin. But biochemists have a different focus: Not the opioids, but opioid receptors—the proteins the drugs latch onto within the body. These receptors embed themselves in the walls of cells throughout the brain and peripheral nervous system. Show More Summary

?‘I overdosed, but survived?'? – artist Nan Goldin? takes on the billionaire family behind OxyContin

The photographer became a heroin addict after getting hooked on the prescription opioid. Now clean, she is waging war on the art philanthropists who have profited from the crisis Nan Goldin lights a cigarette and takes a puff. “My dealer came here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Show More Summary

Culture, economic values share the blame for epic opioid crisis

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The story of the opioid epidemic should prompt far larger questions about our country, its values, and its institutions than we have asked.

How a ‘Perfect Storm’ in New Hampshire Has Fueled an Opioid Crisis

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

New Hampshire is relatively prosperous, with low crime and unemployment. But the state is short on treatment centers, and drugs are readily available in nearby Massachusetts.

Inside America's Deadly Opioid Crisis

Opioids kill more people than they cure. Every day in the United States, some 140 people die from taking opioids - addictive opiate-based drugs. They’ve become the leading cause of death among the under-50s, ahead of road accidents and firearms. Show More Summary

Experiences with opioid addiction and loss fuel Md. congressional hopefuls

Candidates running to replace Rep. John Delaney share stories with 6th District voters at forum on health care, opioid crisis.

Tom Petty's Family Publicly Releases Cause of Death to Help Forward Opioid Crisis Discussion

Click here for reuse options! The rocker's death was confirmed as an accidental overdose. Legendary rocker Tom Petty's cause of death was confirmed to be an accidental drug overdose, according to a new statement from his family. Petty was 66 years old at the time of his death. Show More Summary

Tom Petty Family Calls For Opioid Discussion After Coroner Reports Drug Overdose Was Cause Of His Death

The wife and daughter of rocker Tom Petty said today that they hope revelations that he died of a drug overdose will spark further discussion on the country’s opioid crisis. Petty’s death in October at age 66 shocked the world, as he had just completed a major tour, including prominent dates at the Hollywood Bowl. Show More Summary

Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Drug Overdose, Family Reveals

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The family hopes releasing the cause of death deepens a national conversation about the opioid crisis.

Arizona plan to combat opioids would limit dosages, amounts

Legislation proposed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to address the opioid crisis bars doctors from prescribing more than an initial five-day supply of pain medication in most cases and limit … Click to Continue »

Governors Ask Trump and Congress to Do More for Fight Against Opioids

Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October

Trumpland Appoints 24-Year-Old Frat Bro To Solve Opioid Crisis. All Better Now?

Good news, America! Some kid named Taylor is gonna, like, solve our drug problem.

Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis

Governors of both parties are calling on Congress and President Donald Trump's administration to provide more federal money and improve coordination to deal with America's deadly opioid crisis. The National … Click to Continue »

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